In these posts I will be discussing a single character in Mandarin Chinese, and giving a few example sentences using it.
Today’s character or hanzi 汉字 is 照 zhào.
照相 zhào xiàng = to take a picture
照相机 zhào xiàng jī = camera
照顾 zhào gù = to look after / to consider (someone’s feelings)
照看 zhào kàn = to look after
照料 zhào liào = to take care of
照片 zhào piàn = a photograph
参照 cānzhào = to consult
As you can see, there are lots of similar words using zhào which translate similarly into English as ‘to look after/to care for’.
Let’s look at some examples:
你的照相机在那儿？ nǐde zhàoxiàngjī zài nǎr? Where is your camera?
我想照顾你。wǒ xiǎng zhàogù nǐ. I would like to/want to look after you.
他明天要照相很多照片。tā míngtiān yào zhàoxiàng hěn duō zhàopiàn. He is going to take lots of photos tomorrow.
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